Manono Island is a highly-traditional island that provides its visitors with a golden opportunity to have a glimpse into the simple lives of the Polynesian people and interact with the locals. Visitors get to mingle with the inhabitants of the charmingly sleepy small island and learn about their traits of fishing, weaving and plantation and also know about their day-to-day activities, traditions, culture and customs.
The island situated at a distance of just 4 km from the southeastern coast of Upolu encompasses four tiny fishing villages, where its residents live is the traditional open-air fales. The best way of exploring the villages is to take a stroll that takes a short time of about two hours. Top tourist attractions in Manono Island include numerous archeological sites such as the Grave of 99 Stones and flat peak of Mount Tulimanuiva having 12-pointed ancient star. It also provides swimming and snorkeling opportunities in the marine-protected lagoon.